Your Skype in the Classroom moments

Celebrating our amazing community of teachers!

We meet so many incredible teachers - taking classes on virtual field trips, bringing experts into the classroom, and playing Mystery Skype with schools from around the world.

So, with your help, we've decided to collect these epic stories in one place. Share your best Skype in the Classroom moments with us.

From Syria to Ireland in one Skype call!

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Susan French Ireland
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We had a chance to learn a lot about the real Mexico!

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A trip to Antarctica!

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A thank you to our teachers

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Bringing authors into schools!

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A new path to learning!

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Author keeps class on their toes!

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Skype Provides a Window to China for Students in Australia!

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Mr Chinese
China
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Our incredible Skype adventure to Antarctica!

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dondi
Hungary

An ocean of fun with Skype in the classroom!!

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Mr. Russell's Class Ireland
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Skype in the classroom provides Korean students with career advice!

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Hopping to help

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This was our way of bringing the field trip to them

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Skype has opened a window to the world for my students.

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Meeting pen pals with Skype

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Students and parents are still talking about it!

Shortt 2nd Grade
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With Skype, distances are so small!

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Livia Dobrescu Romania
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Bringing the Olympic Torch into classrooms

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Exploring the world thanks to Mystery Skype

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Irish students meet their favorite runners in Kenya through the power of Skype!

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Skype brings the world to the children of the Kiberan slum.

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Improving listening and speaking!

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London students dive 63 feet deep into the North Atlantic with Fabien Cousteau

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Mrs Hardman
United Kingdom
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Being able to see those "A-ha!" moments, when we connect and travel to another classroom to learn is breathtaking. Students who are exposed to these type of experiences definitely have an opportunity to enhance their learning... Thank you Skype in the classroom!

Mrs. Cadena
K. Tarver Elementary , United States
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Skype allows us to have moments where children are inspired all because of who they can speak to.

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Mrs Pernille Ripp
United States

Students learn about the gift of giving!

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Sabish Students United States
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Celebrating Children's Day across the globe!

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Cultural exchanges come alive!

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Students in Sweden and Brooklyn are happy!

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La importancia del trabajo en equipo!

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The writing process comes alive for students!

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We were studying the weather. My class skyped the weather presenter from TV3 news, here in New Zealand. She answered our research questions, and we all sang her a thank you song at the end as a way of saying thank you! The children loved the whole Skype experience!

Mr L's class
Wellsford school, New Zealand

This amazing day created memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!

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Robyn Thiessen Canada
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Skype brings magic to the classroom

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Becoming part of a global community

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Authentic language learning!

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Experts enter the classroom!

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Skype introduces new learning adventures into the classroom!

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What could be more inspiring than a man climbing the tallest mountain in the world?

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Ms. Lintelman
United States
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Yesterday we had a phenomenal call with Celine Cousteau. I had a 15 minute call with her before hand, as a diver talking to a Cousteau was pretty cool. When we connected with the class she stayed with us for an hour, showing videos and telling stories, what a blast! She is amazing!

Mr Grabowski
St. John Catholic School, Canada
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We had an amazing Skype session with Antarctic explorer Henry Evans.

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tisgrade4
Japan

Swedish classroom practices English (and learns Native American history) through Skype!

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Sara Bruun Sweden

Skype call leads to fundraising in the classroom!

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Skype brings the ocean into the classroom!

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Every week I read stories to children all over the world!

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Recently I connected with a third grade teacher in Oklahoma via Skype. As it turned out, she was about to explore a coding app called "Hopscotch" with her learners. My fourth grade learners have been using Hopscotch for a while, so we decided to offer a kid-to-kid coding Skype lesson. The results were amazing! The third graders got to see what other learners had done, and my learners have an incredible opportunity to reinforce what they had learned by teaching it to other kids. The neatest part of this was the fact that the kids did all of the teaching. I ended up being a videographer with an iPhone! The teacher in Oklahoma and I have begun to tweet back and forth and are already planning our next Skype session together.

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Indian and British students make friends thanks to Skype

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Hemos tenido una agradable experiencia en realizar varios mystery skype con diferentes profesores.

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Miss Paola Mexico

Creating a magic morning!

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Skype creates confidence in students!

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The marvelous world of music

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Skype brings songs into the classroom!

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Schools from Hungary and Pakistan learn about culture and friendship.

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They were completely engaged by our Skype lesson with the Night Zookeeper!

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Mrs. N
United States
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I have never seen my class so excited and so engaged in their learning.

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Mrs. Van den Eynden
Canada

Singing and dancing across the world!

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Helena Music Teacher Sweden
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We read a story with explorer Mark Wood on Skype!

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Learning about the world with Skype

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It is hard to imagine teaching without Skype.

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Advancing towards a brighter future with Skype in the classroom

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From Sudan to the UK

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The world became a smaller, better, and warmer place

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jzieleniewski United States

A Global Classroom project!

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Skype brings authors and their readers together!

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Schools and universities connect!

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Making friends!

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An opportunity that the students won’t ever forget!

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Skype has made Geography so much more fun and engaging in my classroom!

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Ms. Palmer
United States
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I began using Skype in the classroom for the first time this year, and it has taken on a life of it's own.

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Mr Grabowski
Canada

The lesson flowed, pupils were guiding their own learning and everyone got to talk to an expert.

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Gavin Smart United Kingdom
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Skype keeps teachers in touch with students!

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From Christmas carols to national anthems!

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Skype brings excitement to student conference!

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Celebrating cultures!

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From the USA to India in one call!

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Our students in North Carolina were enthralled with the experience of talking in real time to the ranger in Montana

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Ramhouselibrary United States

Student teachers use Skype!

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Learning confidence through a Skype call!

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We love Skype!

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Skype as a professional development tool!

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Skype Session with Christopher Tozier (USA), author of the award-winning Olivia Brophie series.

I had arranged a Skype session for class 4 on 22nd Jan 2014, with Christopher Tozier who lives in Orlando, Florida USA and is the author of the award-winning Olivia Brophie series for children. His first novel, Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus, is set in the Florida scrub and is widely taught in schools. World’s Around Us is the free curriculum developed by scientists and educators around the country for use with the book.

The sequel, Olivia Brophie and the Sky Island was released on January 1, 2014.

Christopher Tozier was awarded the 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship from the State of Florida. A Little Book of Light History published by YellowJacket Press is his first volume of poetry.

Christopher Tozier is also an active blogger, featuring photography and writing based on life in the Florida scrub. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

It was an interactive session. Students asked questions about his book and what inspired him to be an Author? They also talked about his upcoming book, as they watched the trailer of his book before the session. He encouraged students for writing and discussed some important features of writing. He appreciated our students behavior and accepted the request to read stories written by our students and will give them suggestions also. It is an honor for our branch (Beaconhouse School System) to work with an award winning author.

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Our most amazing and inspiring Skype lesson this year was our virtual field trip to Antarctica!

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Mr. Lucero
United States
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This was an amazing experience for the students which will they will never forget.

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Miss wilkinson
United Kingdom

My fifth grade students were ecstatic to be able to chat with a real, published author in real life!

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RainbowTroutA008 United States
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Do you live west of the Mississippi River?

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A window into the English speaking world!

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A storybook brought to life!

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A country's worth of teachers in one school!

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Connecting with the past via Skype!

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We have had an amazing year using Skype to connect to people who have helped us learn about the Iditarod.

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Mrs Reiter 3a United States

We played 20 questions with one another

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This was a really great opportunity to see other areas of the country!

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A Skype call with the first solo circumnavigator of the world

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Learning Spanish from alumni

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The most authentic learning experience my students have had

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Skype allowed my students to speak out and share their stories.

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Mrs. Laird United States
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Over the Back Fence

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Our Skype with Chat to the Future was the greatest!

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Skype literally made the college experience real for our students

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A lesson on state quarters

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We were hooked after one Mystery Skype!

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When Mark rang, the room fell into a hush, until Mark’s face appeared on screen with Mount Everest looming behind him.

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Mr Mount Y5 United Kingdom
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We can't thank Skype enough for all our experiences

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Michigan to Nairobi

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It was heartwarming to interact with the students.

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Students go fishing for answers via Skype!

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From sharing a Skype call to sharing a culture!

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With Skype my students have become better team workers and collaborators. They absolutely look forward to each Skype.

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TeamSchantz United States

The impact on all of us was incredible

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Comparing measurement systems with Skype

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"Guess who I am" the Skype chemistry game

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Three Skype adventures

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I can guarantee this is something my students will remember

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Kids are kids, regardless of distance and culture

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We used Skype to take our Astronomy students around the world.

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The Great Sleigh Mystery

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I scheduled a Skype visit with the author of Girl From Felony Bay

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This Skype session had an amazing impact on all our students

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All about the weather

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From New York to Borneo and to the Gulf of Mexico!

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Corals and nerves

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How are Newton's Laws evident in the success of a roller coaster?

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Career advice from alumni

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Science is everywhere

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Connecting with the European Commission

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Talking to Peace One Day about cyberbullying

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Mystery Skype from Boston to Nebraska

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Student Q&A with our Governor

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Meeting the Night Zookeeper

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Meeting a photojournalist to learn about Syria

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Texas to Yellowstone? We could all go with Skype!

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What's it like to live in South Korea?

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Skype has provided our class with such rich learning experiences.

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Reuniting old classmates while learning about Australia

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It's hard to choose just one!

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Using Skype to learn about cyber safety

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We were thrilled to talk to a real author

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The wonders of Skype in the classroom

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A shark adventure

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My class absolutely LOVES to Mystery Skype!

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Penguin poo and living in Antarctica

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The ultimate 50 state Skype journey

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The international dance off

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Students are learning independence and research skills

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History is brought to life!

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Explorer Mark Wood reads to 84 second graders on Skype

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Explorer Mark Wood speaks to ten schools as he ascends Everest

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World-famous composer Eric Whitacre meets school choir on Skype

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Mystery Skype - the edu-game that we all love

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Skype field trip to London Zoo

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A Skype group video call with elephants in Thailand

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This year was an amazing year full of extremely informative Skype lessons. At the beginning of 2013 my 3rd grade class did a Skype with students from Serbia. This was an English learning class and we discussed the habitats located in our different communities, Cegar, Serbia vs. Virginia in the US.

My students learned so much from this Virtual school and also gained life long friends from some, we were even posted on the virtual schools web page.

On top of it all my students have also had the opportunity to Skype with Yellowstone National Park as a culminating experience for a Virtual Field trip. Our class was unable to take field trips throughout the year, so this was our way of bringing the field trip to them, and probably a place they never would have gone before.

Lastly, we had the opportunity to Skype with a class in England and learn about the differences between their metric system of measurement vs. our customary system of measurements through discussions in temperature.

I have since moved to 4th grade and near the end of 2013 we have already had several Skype sessions with the Virginia Historical Society discussing Pocahontas, and Civil War Soldiers.

Next in our plans for 2014 is a Skype with a biologist for our PBL on Living systems and habitats with Owl Pellet Dissections, and a Skype with a meteorologist on weather.

I love Skype in the classroom! This has also given me opportunities to pass on the wonderful site to teachers in my county through professional development speeches and special school board Skype opportunities to train others in the use of Skype in the Classroom!

A thank you to our teachers

Incredible things are happening in classrooms around the world thanks to teachers like you who are using Skype. There's a community of more than 70,000 of you that are leading the way by integrating technology into how you teach.

You have created new ways of exploring the world by inventing games like Mystery Skype, and helped each other discover what is possible when classrooms are globally connected.

Your students have met explorers climbing Mount Everest, elephants in Thailand, research scientists, authors and business leaders. Most importantly, you've spoken to each other, helping other teachers learn how to use Skype in their lessons, and how to show students the world outside their classroom walls.

Skype in the Classroom